Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy

Family therapy, also referred to as couple and family therapy and family systems therapy, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families, including adults and adolescents, to nurture change and development of the family. Family Therapy views change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in finding solutions to family problems or problems of individuals within the family.

There are several schools of family therapy, yet their commonality is a belief that, regardless of the origin of the problem, and regardless of whether the clients consider it an “individual problem”, “teen problem”, or “family” problem, involving families in solutions or looking at the family system, is often beneficial. This involvement of families is commonly accomplished by their direct participation in the therapy session. The skills of the family therapist include the ability to influence conversations in a way that recognizes the strengths, wisdom, and support of the wider system.

Family therapy has been used effectively in the full range of human dilemmas; there is no category of relationship or psychological problem that has not been addressed with this approach. The conceptual frameworks developed by family therapists, especially those of family systems theorists, have been applied to a wide range of human behavior, including adolescent issues, teen drug abuse, addiction, juvenile justice and court ordered issues, trauma, divorce, and all of the current issues teens and adults are facing.

Cove Center for Recovery, Addiction Treatment Centers – Family Therapy Program

Cove promotes the family systems approach to helping the client(s), find solutions to problems or issues. This approach is very effective when working with drug abuse, eating disorders, trauma, and the chaos occurring within a family.

Cove Drug and Alcohol Rehab provides weekly family therapy for each client and their family. Family therapy sessions take place either in person or via conference call.

Family Therapy Weekend occurs each month. During Family Therapy Weekend, therapy workshops are provided for all families attending. Family therapy workshops are provided for clients, parents, and family members, together and separately.

Every client attending the Cove Center for Recovery Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers, will return with a family and to a family system. Assisting families and working with them to find solutions is necessary to allow for the most effective results from the Cove Residential Addiction Treatment Program.